Julie Andrews Calls Lady Gaga A “New Friend” After Oscars Performance (VIDEO)
Lady Gaga and Julie Andrews are on the road to becoming BFFs. The Sound of Music star was floored by Gaga’s amazing 50th anniversary tribute to the movie during Sunday’s Oscars, and tells People, “I was deeply honored by the Academy’s lovely tribute to The Sound of Music, and especially touched by Lady Gaga’s wonderful performance.”
“I have always been a fan, but last night we bonded and now I have a new friend,” added Andrews, who walked on stage to embrace Gaga after the pop star’s thunderous standing ovation following a medley performance of “The Hills Are Alive,” “My Favorite Things” and “Climb Every Mountain.”
Andrews said Gaga’s singing “warmed her heart” and expressed gratitude for the experience of working on the beloved musical 50 years ago: “How lucky can a girl get?”
Gaga’s performance became one of the most talked-about moments of the Oscars on social media. It also inadvertently caused a second stir on Monday, when a local Cleveland news anchor regrettably referred to Gaga’s “jigaboo music” live on the air and her inadvertent racial slur became a viral sensation on Facebook. But if that’s the ugliest thing to come out of The Sound of Music commemoration, the Gaga-Andrews lovefest is the best. Watch the Gaga performance below, in case you missed the Oscars.